The announcement doesn't only help us planning ahead when we need to have our saved money ready but "having a set date where we know you’ll get a chance to experience the game first hand is a huge motivation for all of us", said Ramtohul.
Starting today, you can pre-order the game and help unlock tiers of pre-order rewards in the program called "Augment your pre-order". Up to four rewards from five tiers are available once unlocked, the more pre-orders the more tiers unlock. There are some really nice rewards to unlock, like item packs, missions, and a digital comic book. If the last tier gets unlocked, the game will release four days early.
And we know, sometimes it's a pain in the ass with all the pre-order rewards, mainly when people who don't want to pre-order, don't have any access to these rewards. But Eidos thought it through with a Collector's Edition, which will include all the rewards from Augment your Pre-order and all the additional in-game contents.
The Collector's Edition includes a limited Steelbook edition, a 9" Adam Jensen figurine, a 48-page artbook, and the Day One edition of the game.
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